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Tour of Serenbe, a Biophilic Community

By Kathy Grawe Marketing Specialist Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) If you have ever lived in Atlanta, then you know exactly how chaotic and busy the city can be, especially with traffic. But just 25 miles south of the airport, is Serenbe, an award-winning Biophilic Community located in The Chattahoochee Hill Country area. Biophilia is the […]
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The Future of Renewable Energy: Tidal Wave Power

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) In the United States and countries all around the world, renewable energy has become an emerging and important topic to sustainability. As each year goes by, people begin to realize that the earth’s natural resources that provide energy are slowly becoming not as readily available as […]
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What is the Heat Island Effect?

By Daniel Weisman Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The ‘Heat Island Effect’ is one of the most pertinent environmental issues urban areas are facing in the 21st century. The term ‘heat island’ refers to man-made urban areas that are significantly warmer than neighboring rural or green-covered land. The heat island effect is the phenomenon […]
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Top Takeaways from Greenbuild 2019

Greenbuild 2019 was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, several SIG team members got to attend all or parts of the conference. Three team members share their top takeaways. From Jenn Mahon, Senior Sustainability Consultant WELL AP, LFA, GGP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED Green Associate Overall, this was a great Greenbuild – the […]
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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STARS for 2019

1) 900 Third, New York, NY Client: Paramount GroupENERGY STAR Score: 87 SIG Engineer: Nick Kassanis Property Address: 900 3rd AvenueNew York, NY 10019 2) 100 Park Avenue, New York, NY Client: SL GreenENERGY STAR Score: 79 SIG Engineer: Aditya “Bala” Balamuralikrishna Property Address: 100 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10017 3) 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2019

1180 Peachtree 1180 Peachtree, also known as the “Symphony Tower”, is a 780,036 square foot, 41-story office tower developed by Hines and completed in February 2006 in Midtown Atlanta, GA. The building was the first high-rise office building in the southeastern United States to receive Gold certification under the LEED BD+C: Core & Shell rating […]
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Top 15 Picks for Books on Sustainability and Business

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Our friends at GBES, SIG’s education partner, have interviewed over 70 green building professionals through a series of podcasts, and one of the topics discussed focuses on book recommendations. Specifically, GBES guest speakers are asked what books they recommend concerning sustainability, green business and business trips. […]
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Top 10 Tips for Green Building Careers

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) When working on a green building project and wanting to get into the field or even having a few questions on green advocacy, communicating the specifics of a problem, as well as who to ask can prove to be an intimidating task. The purpose of this […]
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Smart Grids and Smart Buildings

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Did you know the commercial building sector wastes up to one third of a typical building’s power use1? Before delving into what a smart grid represents, it is important to understand what a smart building comprises. Green Tech companies are hired to meet the needs of […]
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Electric Vehicles: Then, Now, and Where We Are Going

By Danielle Crownover Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Then: The Emerging Market The electric car and concept of the electric motor is much older than you may imagine. Try and take a guess when the first electric vehicle hit the road in the United States. Did you guess 1890? If so, amazing, hats off […]
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